Santa Fe 10/20-10/27
Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Empathy, Nest, and I Love Artists. A Lit Cloud, her recent collaboration with the artist Kiki Smith, was published by Galerie Lelong in 2012. She lives in New York City and northern New Mexico.
What: Evening of Limericks with Stuart Hall
When: Wednesday 10/23 6:00 PM
Where: Cowgirl 319 S. Guadalupe Street – 505-982-2565
Stuart Hall was a science reference librarian at San Francisco State University, where he also taught a course in biology. Stuart is a gifted writer with non-Alzheimer’s dementia. He was the featured poet at the Rhymes for a Reason event at the NM History Museum in 2012, and his work was recently showcased on 101.1 KSFR’s Radio Café. Stuart hopes to revitalize the appreciation of this short verse form with a 45-minute reading at one of Santa Fe’s most beloved gathering places. A 15-minute question and answer session will follow. Please join us to enjoy poetry, eat, drink, be merry, and let’s welcome yet another majestic autumn in Santa Fe.
The ongoing Renga Project brings together over 100 poets and artists to create a year long collaborative project. Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate, Jon Davis and Axel Contemporary have put up a 10 foot tall sign in Santa Fe’s rail yard. Each Friday a new stanza from a new poet will appear. Over time a true collaborative piece will emerge.
The entire project will be published next year and there will be a reading of the full poem at the New Mexico Museum of Art on June 22nd, 2014.
Muse Times Two brings new or under-known poetic voices from around the nation to Santa Fe to present their original works. Out-of-town headliners are paired with local poets from New Mexico to enhance both our local and national literary communities. Through such poetic cross pollination, the rich literary heritage of New Mexico meets the national heritage for a vibrant literary experience.
Will Schutt is the author of Westerly, winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. A graduate of Oberlin College and Hollins University, he is the recipient of fellowships from the James Merrill House and the Stadler Center for Poetry.
Leslie Ullman is professor emerita of creative writing at the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP), where she established and directed the Bilingual MFA Program. She currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poems and essays have been published in a number of magazines and literary journals.